Helicopter Policies, Regulations, and Usage Logs (Omaha Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Omaha Police Department of Omaha, NE.


From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-712), I hereby request the following records:

-Policies on the use of helicopters by the agency.
-Regulations on the use of helicopters by the agency.
-Usage logs of helicopter use from the last five years.
-Any financial data from the last five years on helicopter upkeep and purchasing.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman

From: Ofcr Michael Pecha (OPD)

We received your request. I have forwarded it on for follow up.



Officer Michael Pecha | Omaha Police Department

Public Information Office 505 South 15th Street

Office: (402) 444-5867 Omaha, Ne 68102

Mobile: (402) 690-5425

From: Bernard in den Bosch (Law)

Mr. Waltman

The City of Omaha is in receipt of your Public Records request. This is
the response required by the Nebraska Statutes.

Attached please find the following documents:
1. Helicopter Assistance Policy
2. A copy of the Helicopter Operations Manual
3. A spreadsheet of costs for helicopter upkeep and purchasing for the
last 5 years.
4. We don't have usage logs per se, but do keep statistics that summarize
the usage. That information is maintained in the annual report of the
department - you can access at https://police.cityofomaha.org/ and
select crime information. Since the data for 2016 and 2017 are not
available yet, I attach two spreadsheets, one for each year, that contains
this information.

*Bernard J. in den BoschDeputy City Attorney​ ​City of Omaha - Law
Department1819 Farnam Street, Suite 804Omaha, NE 68183Telephone: (402)
444-5022Facsimile: (402) 444-5125*
*E-Mail: *bernard.bosch@cityofomaha.org

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